Welcome to The Toymaker’s Summer Newsletter!

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

~ Albert Einstein


The Toymakers' Fairy Tale Edition!

"If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other--the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales."

~ G. K. Chesterton

Three Billy Goats Gruff.


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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Put on your own fairy tale play with these finger puppets!



"This is the fairy land; O spite of spites, We talk with goblins, owls, and elvish sprites."

~William Shakespeare




Hello and hello!

Have you ever noticed that fairy tales don't start with "And they lived happily ever after"? They start with "Once upon a time" and follow plucky heroes on a journey, be it a little tailor, a goose girl or children lost in the woods.

That journey may be full of ogres to fight, or impossible quests to solve, but by the last page, fairy tales tell us that ordinary souls who persevere are changed in some way.

Sometimes fairy tales are cautionary, telling us not to stray off the path, not to talk to strangers or be too greedy. Stories tell us how to solve life's problems, to beware of evil trolls and how to be brave.

This busy summer finds us living happily, and the only dragon infesting our garden just might be a squirrel. I do hope that you are having lots of magical adventures with a good dose of "happily ever after" too.

Best thoughts,


"O terque quaterque beatum”
We are three or four times blessed.





"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."

~ John Lubbock



Henry the Eighth, Texas, cucumber vines, and how work stole my brain!

Read it here....


And do say hello! I’d love to hear from you!



"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."

~ Jawaharlal Nehru

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"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."

~ Aristotle